Easy Pickings. Al Hill.

Easy Pickings

New York: Brentano's, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [4], v-vi, [2], 3-279, [1] pp. Yellow cloth with red lettering on the front board and spine; red topstain. Price of $2.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard A. Loederer. Turner Classic Movies, "Al Hill". A true crime memoir focused on how Hill became involved in petty crime as a child, and committed more serious offenses as an adult. Hill also details his drug addiction, and life in an opium den. The memoir charts Hill's rises and falls into and out of pickpocketing, burglary, shoplifting, drug abuse, and time in prison, until his final redemption. Al Hill is remembered as an actor, who had numerous bit parts in several different films, including W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #00009616

A Near Fine book with a tiny loss to the corner of p. 277. in a Very Good dust jacket with a few traces of edge wear and notable fading to the dust jacket's front and spine panel. Tiny stamp of ".49" on the front flap of the jacket.

Price: $350.00